Indulge in a simple, restful and colourful weekend by visiting the farmers’ markets surrounding Stratford. Whether you’re an avid cook, antique shopper or you just like to peruse trinkets and treats, Stratford’s many great indoor and outdoor markets are great places to take advantage of our region’s bounty.
There’s no better way to spend the day than discovering what the immense efforts of countless artisans and farmers’ produce for our region’s locals and visitors to enjoy. Plan to unwind in and around Stratford, as you take part in a tradition of good food and great company.
The Stratford Farmers Market
Since 1855, this year-round indoor (and outdoor from May to October) market has been presenting visitors with the very best in farm-fresh veggies, meats and cheeses, handcrafted gifts and so much more.
Open every Saturday, year-round from 7 a.m. to noon, you can visit one of the oldest markets in Ontario at the Stratford Agriplex where you can touch, taste and purchase an endless variety of living and dining inspiration.
Address: Agriplex Building at the Rotary Complex, 53 McCarthy Road, Stratford, Ontario
McCully’s Hill Farm
This family-friendly farmers’ market caters to the kids as much as the adult shoppers. Your little ones can participate in play-based learning about farming and foodie best practices and you can pick up some of Stratford’s freshest produce and a variety of other special Canadian-centric treats.
Located in St. Marys, which is approximately 20 minutes from The Parlour Inn, this farm-fresh market brings all its products from within 50 kilometres to your shopping bags. Eat garden-fresh goods, homemade baking that will rival your grandma’s and a number of other Stratford-area specialties that will remind you of a simpler time.
Address: 4074 Perth Line, #9, R. R. 2, St. Mary’s, Ontario
Perth County Sunday Slow Food Market
Stroll to the heart of Stratford from The Parlour Inn, so you can experience some of Perth County’s most exceptional locally-produced foods, drinks and crafts. From May to mid-October, this Slow Food Market is located in Market Square, behind City Hall, so you can’t miss it – and won’t want to!
Join our local farmers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to fill your bags with truly delicious ingredients for your next meal or gifts to take home to your loved ones who missed out on your Stratford getaway.
Address: Festival Square Plaza, 10 Downie Street, Stratford, Ontario
Visit Stratford for the Farmers’ Markets and Stay for the Best of Everything Else
Stratford is a truly delightful place to visit, regardless of your initial reason to make the trip into our heritage town. Once you’re here, you’ll have no trouble seeing why guests come from across Ontario to spend their weekends with all of us food-frenzied farmers.
From unique dining venues through to one-of-a-kind shopping boutiques, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Experience a mixture of wholesome goodness and discerning elegance in our close-knit city where time slows down and your enjoyment picks up.
Book your Stratford getaway today and enjoy your time exploring our favourite farmers’ markets.